PhD Program Placements

Political Science PhD Placements

Our program’s size allows for extensive interaction between graduate students and faculty and our graduate students frequently co-author conference papers and articles with the faculty.

Our size also has allowed us to develop and maintain a strong alumni network, which allows us to consistently place our graduates. Recent graduates of our PhD program currently teach at institutions including; Vanderbilt University, University of Georgia, Kansas State, University of California (Irvine), LSU, University of Mississippi, Old Dominion University, University at Buffalo (SUNY), University of Maryland and the University of North Texas.

  • 2024

    Assistant Professor, University of Scranton

    Lecturer of the Division of International Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

  • 2023

    Senior Operations Research Analyst at WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority)

    Assistant Professor, Computational Political Science at Strathclyde University

    Lecturer, Xi’an Jiatong-Liverpool University

    Researcher/Statistician, US Census

    Assistant Professor, Walsh College

    Postdoctoral Scholar position, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington

    Data Analyst at the North Carolina Justice Center, Health Advocacy Program

  • 2022

    Tenure Track, Assistant Professor, Rhode Island

     Post-Doctoral Fellow, Gender and the Security Sector Lab, Cornell University

    Lecturer at McGill University 

  • 2021

    Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, Gender and the Security Sector Lab, Cornell University

  • 2020

    Shawn Donahue, Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo

    Syed Rashid Munir, Assistant Professor, Forman Christian College University (Lahore, Pakistan)

    Alena Gericke, Strategy Data Analyst, Corning Incorporated

    Katherine Felt, Associate Director of IT Systems, University at Buffalo

    Eric Walsh, Assistant Director of Assessment and Research, University at Buffalo

  • 2019

    Evgeny Sedashov, Assistant Professor, NRU Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

    Kyle Mackey, Visiting Instructor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Brendan Skip Mark, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island

  • 2018

    Tenure Track, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island 

    Visiting Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo (SUNY), (AP) 

    Lead Programmer/Analyst, Office of Admissions, Enrollment Management, University at Buffalo (SUNY) 

    Assistant Director of Assessments & Evaluations, SUNY at Buffalo (SUNY)

    Instructor, Political Science, Central Piedmont Community College

    Strategy Data Analyst, Corning Inc.

  • 2017

    Mert Moral, Assistant Professor, Sabancı University

    Giovanni Scaringi, Assistant Professor, SUNY Broome

    Ihsan Efe Tokdemir, Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University

    Associate Director of Graduate Enrollment, Binghamton University 

    Senior Project Coordinator, Private Contractor for NASA’s Office of Education

  • 2016

    Amuitz Garmendia Madariaga, Max Weber Postdoc Fellow, European University Instit.

    Graig Klein, Assistant Professor, New Jersey City University

    Carlos Moreno Leon, Assistant Professor, ICESI University

    Halil Ege Ozen, Assistant Professor, College of Staten Island

    Zhiyuan Wang, Visiting Assistant Professor, Bryn Mawr College

    Tenured Assistant Professor, Leiden University College

  • 2015

    Scott Boddery, Visiting Assistant Professor, Davidson College

    Young Soo Yu, Research Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University

  • 2014

    Diana Branduse, Lecturer, Leiden University, The Hague

    Raymond Carman, Jr., Assistant Professor, SUNY Plattsburgh

    Steve Chapman, Assistant Professor, Monmouth University

    Ben Farrer, Visiting Assistant Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Assistant Professor, Knox College effective Fall 2015)

    Josh Zingher, Post Doctoral Fellow, Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage, University of Oklahoma (Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University effective Fall 2015)

  • 2013

    Colin Barry, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma

    Alper Ecevit, Assistant Professor, Bahcesehir University

    Michael Flynn, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alabama (Assistant Professor, Kansas State University effective Fall 2014)

    Sangbeom Yoo, Assistant Professor, Korea National Defense University

  • 2012

    Chad Clay, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia

    Ellen Cutrone, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama

    Matt DiGiuseppe, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi

    Conor Dowling, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi

    Jenna K. Emery, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of West Florida (Assistant Professor, University of West Florida effective Fall 2013)

  • 2011

    Michael Allen, Assistant Professor, Boise State University

    Julie VanDusky-Allen, Assistant Professor, Keuka College

  • 2010

    Paola Fajardo, Assistant Professor, Canisius College

    Denese McArthur, South Texas College

    Eric Schwartz, Lecturer, Appalachian State University

    Lucie Spanihelova, Research Associate, Montesquieu Institute (The Hague, Netherlands)

    Brandon Zicha, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Free University of Amsterdam

  • 2009

    Sam Bell, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University

    Rich Frank, Assistant Professor, University of New Orleans

    Adriana Buliga-Stoian, Assistant Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University

  • 2008
    Conor Dowling, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Yale University
  • 2007

    Robin Best, Assistant Professor, Leiden University (Netherlands)

    Steve Lem, Visiting Assistant Professor, Kutztown University

  • 2006

    Aysegul Aydin, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder

    Liza Benham, Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University

    Rachel Cremona, Assistant Professor, Flagler University

    Anessa Kimball, Assistant Professor, Université Laval (Quebec)

    Shawna Sweeney, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts

    Woongjo You, Researcher, National Assembly Research Service (Korea)

  • 2005

    Rod Abouharb, Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University

    Odul Celep, Assistant Professor, Isik University (Turkey)

    Paul Collins, Assistant Professor, University of Houston

    Aida Paskeviciute, Assistant Professor, Bilkent University (Turkey)

    Maria Elena Sandovici, Assistant Professor, Lamar University

    Yuliya Tverdova, Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine